Get ready for more fights, bikes, and family drama! After five years off air, Paul Teutul and his famously-feuding sons, Paul Teutul Jr. and Michael "Mikey" Teutul, are coming back to Discovery for a second round of American Chopper. According to Rich Ross, Group President of Discovery, "American Chopper was one of Discovery’s most popular series ever." He added, "Everyone is eager to see what the Teutul family has been up to. This winter, you’ll find out."
An update from the network reveals the family has been busy since the show ended in 2012 after 10 years on air and 233 episodes, but it hasn't all been smooth sailing. "The Teutuls have been on a wild ride, and it certainly isn’t ending anytime soon," the statement reads. "Paul Sr. has revamped Orange County Choppers — turning it into a complex with a shop, café, bowling alley, restaurant, and of course, the showroom — but all that didn’t come without a hefty price tag and he is feeling the burden of a high overhead and a lack of foot traffic. Meanwhile, Paul Jr. has also felt the sting of a rough economy — with his business built solely on high-dollar custom-builds and commissions becoming tougher to come by, Paul Jr. stresses about the long-term stability of his own shop, Paul Jr. Designs especially now that he has his own family."
Entertainment Weekly reports that in the new show, the duo "set out reclaim their preeminent bike brands and – hopefully, rebuild some sort of relationship … with A-list celebrities, world famous athletes, and Forbes 100 businesses as clients, millions of dollars and their brands' reputations are on the line with every signature build."
The popular reality series — which has changed names, switched networks, and was even previously canceled once before — brought in 3.4 million viewers at its peak, it's no wonder the show is being revived. Can't. Freaking. Wait.
American Chopper returns to Discovery this winter.